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    Happy Birthday Francis Ford Coppola! Watch His Wild Early Movie 'Dementia 13' For Free

    Francis Ford Coppola, who turns 75 today, is a paragon of artistic integrity in a commercial industry. Though many associate his name with big Hollywood success, he’s actually better defined as a low-budget guru and proponent of creative risk-taking.

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    Trailers from Hell: Ti West on Coppola's Savvy and Rueful 1986 Comedy 'Peggy Sue Got Married'

    Deja Vu All Over Again! concludes at Trailers from Hell, with director Ti West on Francis Ford Coppola's "Peggy Sue Got Married," a bittersweet wish-fulfillment fantasy starring Kathleen Turner.

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    The 5 'Inside the Actors Studio' Episodes Every Filmmaker Should Watch

    Simply known as the "seminar" for the students of the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University, "Inside The Actors Studio," hosted by James Lipton, has been an education for artists since it first premiered eighteen years ago. But despite the program's title, Lipton has over the years also made...

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    8 Established Filmmakers Who Reinvented Themselves With Risky Low-Budget Efforts

    This Friday will see the VOD release of Paul Schrader's much talked about "The Canyons," a film both inspired by and conceived for the post-theatrical era (though it will receive a limited theatrical run starting out in NYC and Toronto). The film, which revolves around a toxic producer (adult star J...

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    Stream This: 'Grabbers,' Jeff Bridges in 'Fat City,' Ryan Gosling in 'The United States of Leland' & More On VOD This Week

    Hello stream-fans! Another week, another round of suggestions on how to spend that well-earned leisure time in front of your computer. This weekend sees two blockbuster releases in "Red 2" and "R.I.P.D.," both of which you might want to skip, and another collaboration from the "Drive" team of Nicola...

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    Francis Ford Coppola's 'Twixt' Finally Coming To Blu-Ray & DVD In The U.S.

    After a long, long absence from filmmaking, legendary "The Godfather" helmer Francis Ford Coppola resurfaced a few years back with some of his most impressive works since the early 1980s. We didn't wholeheartedly adore either "Youth Without Youth" or "Tetro," but there was still much to admire, and ...

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    Style Or Substance? 20 Visually Stunning Movies That Go For Broke

    No matter what you think of Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby," opening this week in ultra-luxurious 3D, one thing's for sure – it looks pretty spectacular. Filled with lovingly crafted costumes, opulent sets, and computer generated imagery that makes ragtime New York seem like a quasi-futuristic met...

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    Two Other Gatsbys, Two Better Nicks

    The Great Gatsby is both irresistible to filmmakers and notoriously hard to adapt. All that color and glamour comes crashing up against the eloquence of Fitzgerald's prose and the ineffability of Gatsby's dreams. Baz Luhrmann's new version gives us a wondrous performance by Leonardo DiCaprio as...

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    Akira Kurosawa and Francis Ford Coppola Whiskey Ads [Video]

    IIn the 80s, Akira Kurosawa and Francis Ford Coppola made and starred in a series of whiskey advertisements for Suntory Whiskey, posted below. Not only does the ad include footage of Kurosawa directing a herd of horses and extras while filming "Kagemusha," but we can see the directors guzzling whis...

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